By Agatha Christie
London   The Crime Club, Collins
7.5" by 5" 286, [2]pp
An early printing of Agatha Christie's Poirot novel 'Cards on the Table'.
By Agatha Christie

1939 Cards on the Table

London   The Crime Club, Collins
7.5" by 5" 286, [2]pp
An early printing of Agatha Christie's Poirot novel 'Cards on the Table'.
£225.00
: 0.75kgs / : 802L1

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Description

Early Edition, Publishers' Original Binding, With Dustwrapper

The fifth impression of this work, issued three years after the first edition. 

With original unclipped dust wrapper. 

Former owner's inscription to the recto of front endpaper, 'Keith V Arrowsmith Read at Abington February 1996'. 

This particular Christie novel features her beloved characters Hercule Poirot, Ariadne Oliver, Colonel Race and Superintendent Battle. This novel is the first to contain the crime writer Oliver, and she became a recurring character subsequently. An extremely popular work upon its initial publication. 

Agatha Christie is one of the most prolific crime writers of the twentieth century and . Her work consists of 66 detective novels, 150 short stories and 19 plays; she is the writer of the world's longest running play, The Mousetrap which has been on stage since 1952. Christie is also one of the bestselling novelists of all time and her works rank highly in the most-widely published books.

Condition

In the publisher's original cloth binding. With the unclipped dust wrapper. Externally, very smart. Slight sunning to the head and tail of spine. Dustwrapper is chipped to the head and tail. Larger loss to the tail of the spine. Closed tear to the rear joint. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright. Spots to the fore-edge affecting the occasional page.

Very Good Indeed

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